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Lundu Mazoka dies in Durban

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SON to late veteran political leader Anderson Mazoka, Lundu Mazoka has died.

Lundu died last night in Durban.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba confirmed the development.

He said the High Commission received the report last night that Lundu had apparently choked to death at his house in Morningside in Durban.

He said the reports indicated that he was eating something while lying down in his bed and began to choke and he was heard trying to cough.

Apparently the food could not be dislodged from his windpipe and he died.

Mr. Mwamba said the death was tragic as there were no earlier reports of Lundu being sick. He said Lundu is reported to have had a fruitful day.

He said other details regarding the funeral will be released later after consultation with the family.

This is according to a press statement issued by Mrs. Naomi Nyawali, First Secretary Press and Public Relations at the Zambia High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Beirut explosion kills New Horizons Printing Director 

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THE massive explosion that ripped through a port in Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday has killed a Director of Zambia’s New Horizons Printing Press(NHPP)based in Lusaka.

A source close to the family has confirmed that his brother, Nehme was killed in the explosion as he lived near the area where it occurred.

A large blast in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, has killed at least 70 people and injured more than 2,700 others.

Shawky and Nehme are Directors of NHPP and
Shawky represents Zambia as Honorary Consul General in Beirut.

NHPP was founded in February 2000. It employs over 300 people.

The business started commercial printing such as catalogues, magazines, brochures and books and since then we have been re-investing into this industry in various diversified sectors.

NHPP also introduced state-of-the-art machineries to print paper bags packaging for application like sugar, flour and mealie meal as well as other industries.

Videos showing smoke billowing from a fire, then a mushroom cloud following the blast at the city’s port have emerged.

Officials are blaming highly explosive materials stored in a warehouse for six years as the cause of the massive explosion.

 

 

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Japan honours Dr. Joseph Mulenga

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THE Government of Japan has conferred high honour on Dr. Joseph Mulenga for his contribution to promoting friendly relations between Japan and the Republic of Zambia. Dr. Mulenga is among 117 foreign nationals who have been conferred with 2020 Spring decorations of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays.

Dr. Mulenga who is the director at the Zambia National Blood Transfusion has been the president of the Zambia JICA Fellowship Association (ZAJIFA) which has been instrumental in lobbying for support to the health sector in Zambia.

The Order of the Rising Sun is bestowed upon individuals of merit, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the nation or public.

This is also conferred upon foreign nationals who have made notable contributions to the promotion of relations between Japan and other countries in areas such as politics and diplomacy, research and education, medicine and social welfare, economy and industry, and culture and sports.

The ceremony awaits clearance following the outbreak of Novel Corona Virus (Covid19).

The conferment of decorations on foreign nationals has also been published on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website https://www.mofa.go.jp/files/100049370.pdf.

This is according to press statement issued Yotamu Mugara, First Secretary- Press at the Embassy of the Republic of Zambia, Tokyo, Japan.

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Calling all Zambian Entrepreneurs

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The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is now accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.  Zambian entrepreneurs seeking capital for their business have an opportunity to receive $5000 non-refundable seed capital, access to mentors, global networking opportunities and a 12 week business training programme.

The criteria by which the applicants are judged include feasibility of the business idea, market opportunity, financial understanding, scalability and leadership potential.  The programme is open to entrepreneurs with new business ideas or startups under 3 years of existence in any sector.

Apply now on www.TEFConnect.com

For more information on the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme visit: https://www.tonyelumelufoundation.org/programmes/faqs

Applications close on March 1, 2020.

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

12 Aug 2020, 12:45 PM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

8,275 Total Cases
241 Deaths
7,004 Recovered

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